January 13, 2013 Subject:
Workers City (Malcolm Dickson, Variant video, 1990)
"Workers City; the subversive past". 45 mins duration.
A documentary chronicling some ideas around radical Scottish working class history.
Farquhar McLay, poet, editor of "the Voices of Dissent" and "Workers City" anthology of prose and writing, subtitled the Real Glasgow Stands Up'.
John Taylor Caldwell, archivist, biographer of Guy Aldred and author of "Come Dungeons Dark" recently published by Luath Press.
James D. Young, historian and republican socialist, author of "The Rousing of the Scottish Working Class" and others. Recently working on major biography of Red Clydesider, John Maclean.
Hamish Henderson, Folk collector, songwriter and founder of the School of Scottish Studies at Edinburgh University. Writer of such ballads as "Freedom Come All Ye".
Variant Video was produced at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, Scotland. It was funded by the Student Production Fund there, and by Variant Magazine (Scottish Arts Council).
Co-produced by TV Workshop, Dundee and by Projects UK, Newcastle.